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Amethyst

Danube 4 Day Christmas Cruise

The river cruiser Amethyst offers luxury cruises on the Danube in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Amethyst provides accommodation for just 178 passengers in standard or deluxe cabins, all with air-conditioning and en suite facilities and the professional crew offer high levels of service as you take in the sights along the Danube. The ships amenities include an exclusive restaurant serving regional and international cuisine, spacious lounge, a cafe with a small library, a Wellness Centre and of course a spacious sun deck with ample seating so you may enjoy the passing river vistas.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Passau.

Day 1: Passau

Arrive in Passau and board your luxury Amethyst cruise ship from 14:30hrs this afternoon. Unpack and settle into your cabin before joining the Captain and crew for a welcome cocktail and dinner on board the ship this evening.

Day 2: Vienna

Arrive at the imperial city of Vienna on Christmas Eve. The city has captivated travellers for years with its world class museums, beautiful gardens, elegant shops and cosmopolitan cafe culture. Here you may enjoy an optional city tour which will take you along the famous Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. You will also visit the lavish Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, St Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament Buildings. This evening enjoy a romantic Christmas dinner aboard the ship

Day 3: Linz

Spend Christmas Day morning enjoying a leisurely cruise along the picturesque and wintry Danube river. You will arrive in the city of Linz early afternoon where you may join an optional city tour visiting Pöstlingberg, a 539 metre high hill offering wonderful views over the city. You may reach the Pöstlingberg by tram and also visit the pilgrimage basilica called the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary.

Day 4: Passau

Arrive in Passau where you will disembark the ship.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Passau.

Includes

  • 3 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
  • Full board, including buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and mid-night snack
  • Tea and coffee
  • Mulled wine reception on arrival/farewell cocktail
  • Hearty Soup at embarkation
  • Welcome dinner
  • Welcome by captain and his crew
  • Romantic Christmas dinner
  • Apple Strudel Show or Kaiserschmarrnvorführung
  • Gala dinner evening with Ice Parade a la MS Alemannia
  • Entertainment
  • Daily music program in the Panorama Bar
  • Port taxes and porterage

Excludes

  • International flights and transfers
  • Optional excursions (please ask for details of pre-bookable excursion packages to complement your cruise itinerary)
  • Gratuities
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Insurance and medical expenses
  • Personal expenses and onboard purchases
  • Beverages other than those mentioned above
 

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